Suárez having decided to prove that the proverb “Once bitten, twice shy” applies only to the victim and not the perpetrator, bit Italy’s Chiellini, making him the third opponent to be bitten by Suárez in his playing career.
Predictably enough twitter exploded and how…
Twitter conversation about @luis16suarez today: -Prior to biting @chiellini: 100k mentions -Since biting @chiellini: 2m mentions
— Twitter Data (@TwitterData) June 24, 2014
One of the most memorable reactions (and also one of the most retweeted) was Evander Holyfield’s who himself has lost an ear to a biting incident.
I guess any part of the body is up for eating.
— Evander Holyfield (@holyfield) June 24, 2014
The incident also left Suárez clutching his teeth leading the Telegraph to quip...
#Suarez "Anyone got a toothpick? I got Chiellini stuck in my teeth" pic.twitter.com/uq3c165E2p
— telegraph_sport (@telegraph_sport) June 25, 2014
While some others added a desi angle to it...
kya aapke toothpaste mein namak hai? pic.twitter.com/np8JMglCSG
— sInGH SaaB (@scratchysingh) June 25, 2014
Soon thereafter, McDonalds Uruguay offered Suárez a Big Mac if he was still hungry and thus sparked off the trend of food brands hawking their wares to Suárez ….
Hola @luis16suarez, si te quedaste con hambre vení a darle un mordisco a una BigMac ;)
— McDonald's Uruguay (@McDonalds_Uy) June 24, 2014
Hey @luis16suarez. Next time you're hungry just grab a Snickers. #worldcup #luissuarez #EatASNICKERS pic.twitter.com/3RAO537HjW
— SNICKERS® (@SNICKERS) June 24, 2014
Chew Trident. Not soccer players. #ITAvsURU
— Trident Gum (@tridentgum) June 24, 2014
Biting is only okay when you're made of cinnamon and sugar. #BanSuarez #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/SPsWYih153
— CinnamonToastCrunch (@CTCSquares) June 24, 2014
Listerine was also at hand to teach what one must do after grabbing a bite...
We recommend a good swish after grabbing a bite of Italian. #WorldCup #PowerToYourMouth
— Listerine Global (@ListerineGlobal) June 24, 2014
When there is a topical ad to be made, how could Amul be left behind?
Amul Topical : Uruguay striker uses his teeth! #FIFA #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/N0kr3Ytn4Z
— Amul.coop (@Amul_Coop) June 26, 2014
Comparisons were quickly made to the shark attack film ‘Jaws’...
#Suarez, this is nice... pic.twitter.com/noqm1sSieM
— Professor (@BeerOholic) June 25, 2014
And there is even a video of Suárez playing the shark's part!
With the goal line technology being the other controversial event of this World Cup (apart from the biting) the comparisons between the two were inevitable…
All the proof I need. pic.twitter.com/rqIVc5V6Ye
— Red PierreEmilery (@redrobbery) June 24, 2014
Some fans focused on the football aspect of it and revealed a very interesting fact which tells us why his fans still love him despite the antics...
Luis Suarez has never lost a game after he's bitten someone. Just sayin.
— Jarlath Burns (@jburns834) June 24, 2014
Last but by no means the least, was this -
I'm so keeping this one. Gold. #Suarez pic.twitter.com/qTpfjzh7GJ
— Anthony (@anthpezz) June 26, 2014
Have you seen some better tweets and memes? Let me know in the comments!
And just incase you havent yet seen the footage of Suárez’s previous biting incidents, check this out -